Bachelor of Science in Gerontology
Students complete 120 credit hours, with 36 credit hours in Gerontology. Included in the 120 credits, all students will add a minor, 2nd major or concentration to their degree. This allows for degree individuality and marketability.
All students complete the UNO General Education requirements
Gerontology Core: 24 credit hours
- GERO 2000: Intro to Gerontology
- GERO 3070: Death & Dying
- GERO 4460: Adult Development & Aging
- GERO 4470: Mental Health Aspects of Aging
- GERO 4550: Health Aspects of Aging
- GERO 4760: Programs & Services for the Elderly
- GERO 4350: Issues in Aging - Biology of Aging
- GERO 4690: Working with Minority Elderly
Gerontology Electives: 9 credit hours
Students tailor Gerontology electives to career goals; helping them become more marketable to employers. Students may choose any undergraduate Gerontology courses for this area.
Gerontology Practicum: 3 credit hours
Students complete 156 hours in a practicum site of their choice. This allows for important real-world experience before graduation.
Statistics & Research Methods: 6 credit hours
Students complete 6 hours (two courses) in Research Methods and Statistics, allowing students to be more marketable for administration positions and graduate school.
Concentration or Minor: 18-20 credit hours
All students choose a concentration or minor along with the major in Gerontology. This allows for flexibility, individuality and a well-rounded, multidisciplinary education.
Students may choose any approved UNO minor or from three Gerontology concentrations: Healthy Aging or Administration or Pre-Health.
For more information on these options and which path is right for you, please contact your academic advisor.
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